5 Worst-Performing Commodities In 2012
There are three primary determinants of commodity prices: supply, demand and sentiment. In the near term, if supply exceeds consumption, commodity prices tend to fall. Sentiment, or the opinion of traders that either look to hedge commodity prices to try and smooth out production costs or speculate for profit, is another important indicator that is much more difficult to gauge. For the most part, excess supply conditions are driving prices of the below commodities lower. They happen to be the worst performers so far this year, which could be due in good part to negative sentiment because in a number of cases the price is well below what the fundamentals appear to support [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter ]. See the full story here → Related Posts: The 5 Minute Guide to Platinum ETFs Weekly Agriculture Roundup: Hot Cocoa Precious Metals Roundup: Gold Leads, Silver Lags Commodity ETFs: It Takes Two To Contango Sugar Stuck in a Spiral
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